Terje Haakonsen: Why I Still Hate The Olympics

Pro Snowboarder Terje Haakonsen is not a fan of the Olympics:

If anything I feel even more strongly about it today. When I was younger, I was just thinking about snowboarding, but now I see the bigger picture and the other stuff that goes on. The whole thing is corrupt – the IOC is run by a few people, when in reality it is something that should be owned by the whole world and to benefit sport, not just to make them money.

Considering how much of a disaster the upcoming Sochi games are from a financial, humanitarian, animal welfare and even human hygiene perspective, maybe climbers should think twice about wanting to get our sport involved in the Olympic circus in the first place.

Posted In: Asides, News
Tags:

Subscribe

Subscribe to the RSS feed to receive updates, and follow us on Twitter & Facebook

Leave a Reply